Brightcove Continues Expansion in EMEA with New Customers and Executive Leadership Additions

Today we announced our continued momentum and expansion in EMEA with the addition of Robert Raiola to our executive team in the region, as well as major new customer wins with L'Express and Le Figaro Group in France. Raiola joins Brightcove as senior marketing director for EMEA, and will be responsible for driving our marketing strategy as we continue to deepen our investment in the region.

This is an exciting time for Brightcove in EMEA, as we experienced tremendous growth and new customer acquisitions in 2010, including L'Express and Le Figaro Group. Le'Express is a popular French weekly news magazine, and Le Figaro Group is one of the leading media groups in France. Le Figaro Group is using the Brightcove platform across its digital brands, including, the biggest news website in France. The organization will also roll out Brightcove on additional sites in the coming months, including,, and Brightcove is working together with partner Hub'Sales, which provides professional services, consulting, development and support to organizations throughout France, to power the video initiatives of both L'Express and Le Figaro Group.

We also launched new country headquarters in Spain and France last year to meet the fast-growing customer demand in each country, as well as continued to expand our existing operations in the UK and Germany.

We are very excited to have Robert Raiola join the team and help lead our efforts toward another successful year in EMEA in 2011. Robert comes to Brightcove from Avanquest Software, where he served as the managing director for France and as EMEA product marketing director. Prior to that, Robert spent 8 years at Adobe, most recently as the company's EMEA marketing senior director where he was responsible for managing all marketing and communication activities in EMEA and supporting sales across all EMEA markets. During this time, Adobe Europe became the fatest growing region in the world for the company.